There are now over 18.7 million confirmed Corona cases globally, with over 704,000 fatalities and more than 11.2 million recoveries, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.
The U.S. now has over 4.8 million infections and its death toll exceeds 157,000. Florida on Wednesday reported 5,409 new confirmed cases, making the sunshine state second only to California to top half a million confirmed cases in the country.
As of Wednesday, the Chinese mainland has recorded 84,528 cases, with 282 asymptomatic patients under medical observation. The death toll stands at 4,684, including 43 from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and seven from the Taiwan region.